Aug. 15, 1906
Dear Uncle John,
I received your letter today. You
will find a clipping from the paper of fatherís death. You asked me
to describe the nature of the disease that caused his death. The
doctor said it was paralytic stroke. He only ate four bites of grub
in 20 days. The doctors claim that father had seven of the strokes,
and he was in constant pain from April.
The last three weeks he lived, some of the
children was there all the time. It [kept] us busy all the time, turning
him to have him lay easy. He suffered every thing.
I live 11 miles from Arlington, and they
had the time set when I got there, and none had wired.1
So that [was] the reason that I asked for answer back, so if anyone could
come, I could hold over till they could get here.
He passed away 2 oíclock Tuesday morning.
I sent you the message as soon as I reached town. I hope you donít have
to suffer what Father did, and I hope you feel better by the time this
reaches you. My family is as well as could be expected.
Hoping to hear from you again.
I will close